3* on Florida Atlantic +
Florida Atlantic vs. Florida International,
02/07/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 65 - 84
Point Spread: +5½/-104 Florida Atlantic
When you look at Florida Atlantic's shooting percentage you see they only make 41.3% of their shots, but they take and make a lot of 3-point shots, hitting 37.8% on the year. Florida International gives up 34.6% from behind the arc and allow opponents to take 3 more shots from deep than they normally do a game. This bodes well for the Owls.
These two teams are fairly even, and being in the same state I don't think you are going to see as much home court advantage here tonight as you normally would. Atlantic is 7-8 against common opponents, losing by 0.8 ppg while International is 8-6 and losing by 0.5 ppg. Atlantic is 6-7 in the conference while International is 7-6.
Florida International is 0-6 ATS against teams scoring 64 points or less the second half of the last two seasons and 29-50 ATS as a favorite since 1997. With the matchup advantage relating to outside shooting, this isn't enough points for the Owls to be getting tonight.